Bust out in style with Bucardo’s vintage Apple pocket watches

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Transform your Apple Watch into a classic vintage pocket watch without compromising accessibility or function.
Transform your Apple Watch into a classic vintage pocket watch without compromising accessibility or function.
Photo: Bucardo

Bucardo is back on our radar with some seriously impressive designs and discounts for Apple Watch.

It’s nothing new in the world of fashion to recycle and resurrect the trends from our parents’ and even grandparents’ generations.

However, bygone era or not, some of these trends stick with us forever. Enter Bucardo’s pocket watch collection. Both playful and elegant, these designs strike nostalgia in our hearts.

Save huge and snag one of these exceptionally unique timepieces from our Watch Store today.

Perk up the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio with Slickwraps [Review]

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Slickwraps for Apple Smart Keyboard Folio review
This is an iPad Pro, believe it or not.
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The Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for the 2018 iPad Pro is slim, lightweight and very useful. It’s also ugly as a mud fence. Slickwraps makes an array of “skins” designed to improve the appearance with bright colors, simulated wood grain or other options.

We tested this device cover to see whether it really enhances this iPad Pro add-on. Read on to find out how it did.

Just Mobile lets you get your hands on real power [Watch Store]

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The Cult of Mac Watch Store loves the Apple Watch, yes, but what we really desire is power. While we might never get the power to do whatever we want, there is plenty of power that we can acquire for a reasonable cost. Yes, we’re talking about chargers and electricity here, not dominion over all things.

The store recently added some slick ways to keep your devices full of juice from our friends at Just Mobile. See those below, and be sure to check out all our other power options.

Welt smart belt is like an Apple Watch for your waist

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This belt will monitor your increasingly girth.
Photo: Welt

CES 2019 bug Forget your wrist. The new location for wearable devices is clearly your waist, at least according to Korean wearables company Welt. At CES 2019, the startup unveiled its smart belt, which promises to track physical activity, measure your expanding waistline, and even perform Apple Watch-style fall detection.

The Welt smart belt does this using a bevy of sensors and a Bluetooth connection. The data gathered is sent to a connected mobile device such as an iPhone.

Best gifts for iPad fans [Gift Guide 2018]

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Buying for an iPad fan? Start here!
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The holiday shopping season has rudely crept up on us, which means it’s time to start buying for friends and loved ones who have been good this year. Fortunately for you, Cult of Mac is here to help.

Gift guide 2018 bugOur gift guides are full of great products Apple fans are sure to love. We’ve hand-picked awesome accessories and glorious gadgets that we all use and recommend, so you know your money is being well-spent.

This guide focuses on the iPad lovers in your life, and there’s something to suit every budget.

USB-C for iPad Pro: Everything you need to know

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Lightning could have done this, with a dongle anyway.
Lightning could have done this, with a dongle anyway.
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Despite its drawbacks, USB-C is the future of the iPad. But just what is USB-C? Well, it’s a connector, but not all USB-C connectors are the same. And in fact, not even everything that looks like a USB-C connector is a USB-C connector.

Confused? I was. Today we’ll find out what USB-C is, why it looks just like Thunderbolt, and what hubs you might want to buy.

Here’s a labeling system for all those white Apple cords. You’re welcome. [Review]

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Make no mistake. This cord has been tagged with a Buoy Tag.
Make no mistake. This cord has been tagged.
Photo: David Pierini/Cult of Mac

Buoy Tags, in a nutshell, are labels for cables. Apparently, some of us could use them.

I didn’t know this until my little box of Buoy Tags arrived. But once I saw the little clip-on tags, I could see how they might solve a common problem in households with multiple devices, or in communal offices where everyone plugs into power strips.

The best Apple Watch charging stand under $40, Just Mobile’s HoverDock

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The HoverDock for Apple Watch is perfect for Nightstand mode.
The HoverDock for Apple Watch is perfect for Nightstand mode.
Photo: Courtesy of Just Mobile

Keep your precious Apple Watch safe, charged, and scratch-free with Just Mobile’s low-profile and totally sleek HoverDock charging bed, available in the Cult of Mac Watch Store for a modest $34.95.

Visually stunning and truly functional in the same nature, Just Mobile’s charging bed is simple to use and more importantly an absolute steal. With an integrated support for Apple Watch’s Magnetic Charging Cable, HoverDock keeps pesky cables out of sight and your precious timepiece powered up and always ready to double as a bedside alarm clock all for under $40.

We filmed an unboxing video to show you why this is the best, affordable Apple Watch charging stand for you:

Score 4 premium Mac apps for less than $20 each [Deals]

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We've rounded up four top-shelf productivity apps for Mac, each discounted by more than half.
We've rounded up four top-shelf productivity apps for Mac, each discounted by more than half.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

To make the most of your Mac, you’ve got to have the right apps. So we’ve rounded up four top-shelf apps at super-low prices. There’s a pair of powerful iTunes alternatives, a superpowered calendar app, and an enhanced contacts app.

Best of all, each is going for less than half the usual price!